Blizzard Leaks Sombra Release Date and Apologizes for Delay (Kind of)
UPDATED: Blizzard gave us a COUNTDOWN. Another countdown, this time to Blizzcon. It appears I have been a bit too optimistic.
If you follow at least some news about Overwatch, you should be aware that there is a new hero incoming called Sombra.
Well at least that's what the community thinks, based on an ARG which Blizzard governed for the last few months. I won't go into details of the ARG, suffice to say that after arduous hint-solving we stumbled upon amomentincrime.com site, where you could see a countdown of a "Sombra protocol" being employed.
At the end of the countdown we learned that Bastion has been compromised and everybody waited what will happen...but nothing did. Community got enraged and the next day we got a patch. In this patch the Dorado map was subtly changed - if you found special places as Bastion, you could get hints in morse code which were later used to call a telephone number, where we got some more hints etc etc and finally we were able to access email communication between employees of Lumerico - the energy plant at Dorado map.
In these emails between Lumerico employees are hints about incoming changes, but most interesting parts are these:
we found changes in the code that weren't planned
- sounds like Blizzard saying there were unexpected roadblocks while creating Sombra
In the last few months, the number of employees working extra hours have been increasing
- sounds like Blizzard saying that they are doing what they can
the nuclear plant from Dorado will enter maintenance in november 1st
- since this is a date when the Halloween event ends and it's also a Tuesday (which is usually the patch day) something specific is very likely to happen
most people on my section take, in average, 67.4 hours of vacations per year
- sounds like Blizzard explaining they have many people on vacations since they have to use them until the end of the year
We can't be completely sure, but all hints point at Blizzard admitting the fact they have fucked up a bit and apologizing...in a way.
I'm pretty sure we're getting Sombra on the 1st November.